Cee Lo Green’s “F**k You” tops the chart again this Sunday as Radio 1 counts down the official UK singles tally. He is trailed by Bruno Mars’ “Just the Way You Are” the former No.1 which moves 4-2 this week. The highest new entry samples “Gotta Go Home” – Boney M’s 1979 hit. Titled “Barbra Streisand,” the novelty act Duck Sauce gets its breakthrough hit. Duck Sauce consists of DJ’s Armand van Helden and A-Trak. The American DJ Van Helden is nothing short of a giant on the dance scene, his biggest commercial hit to date is “U Don’t Even Know Me” from 1999. Swedish DJ collective Swedish House Mafia manages to climb 5-4 with “Miami 2 Ibiza,” surpassing Tinie Tempah’s “Written in the Stars” which falls 3-5. This means that Tempah holds both the No.4 and 5 positions as he’s featured on “Ibiza.”
It has taken Joe McElderry a good ten months to follow-up “The Climb,” a UK No.1 from January this year. He returns to the chart with a track originally released by the Norwegian pop group Donkeyboy. He bows at No.6 with his cover version, mind you that his debut hit was a Miley Cyrus cover. The track bows at No.4 on the Irish chart.
Robbie Williams & Gary Barlow takes a 2-7 drop with “Shame,” while Mike Posner’s “Cooler than Me” breaks into the top ten, leapfrogging 22-9. Usher & Pitbull returns to the top ten as well with “DJ Got Us Falling in Love.” Despite being most played song on UK radio before being released as a single, Michael Bublé bows at No.17. Robbie Williams vaults into the pole position on the album chart with In and Out of Consciousness: Greatest Hits 1990-2010, knocking Tinie Tempah’s Disc-Overy from the top spot. He lands at No.2, just ahead of Cliff Richard who is back with Bold as Brass, featuring classical standards.
Posted in Pop, UK Singles Chart
Tagged A-Trak, Armand van Helden, Barbra Streisand, Boney M, Bruno Mars, Cee Lo Green, Cliff Richard, Donkeyboy, Duck Sauce, Gary Barlow, Joe Mcelderry, Michael Bublé, Mike Posner, Miley Cyrus, Pitbull, Robbie Williams, Swedish House Mafia, Tinie Tempah, Usher, X-Factor
A UK No.2 hit is the biggest selling single of 2010 – so far. Eminem’s duet with Rihanna only made it to the runner-up spot and falls to No.11 in its 15th week. Trailing Yolanda Be Cool & Dcup’s “We No Speak Americano” this summer, the rapper never managed to reach the top. But in the long run, “Love the Way You Lie” has grown to become the biggest selling hit of the year.
This is the UK year to date singles chart per 04/10/2010
1. Eminem feat. Rihanna – Love the Way You Lie (2/1)
2. Owl City – Fireflies (1/1)
3. Usher feat. will.i.am – OMG (1/1)
4. Helping Haiti – Everybody Hurts (1/-)
5. Katy Perry feat. Snoop Dogg – California Gurls (1/1)
The chart positions in brackets denotes UK and US peak positions.
Posted in Charts, Hot 100, Pop, r’n’b, Rock, UK Singles Chart
Tagged DCUP, Eminem, Helping Haiti, Katy Perry, Owl City, Rihanna, Snoop Dogg, Usher, will.i.am, Yolanda Be Cool
WelcheMusic regularly covers Swedish songwriters’ success Stateside and today our national newspaper Expressen notes that five songs in the top 10 involves either Max Martin or RedOne. Neither one of them enjoys their first glimpse of success, but this is one of few weeks where their dominance is so great.
Expressen’s music editor Anders Nunstedt compares this phenomenon to five out of the top ten Hollywood’s box office hits being Swedish, a most unlikely event. WelcheMusic reveals that although Americans embrace the hits below, Swedes are more reluctant. Only one of the tracks has actually made it to the top ten – Katy Perry’s collaboration with Snoop Dogg (“California Gurls”). Taio Cruz’s “Dynamite” is on its way to break the top 20, and the track vaulted into No.1 in the UK only a few days ago.
The chart positions in brackets denotes current position on the Billboard Hot 100 as well as the peak position in Sweden.
- Taio Cruz – Dynamite (2/21)
- Katy Perry – Teenage Dream (3/33)
- Enrique Iglesias feat. Pitbull – I Like It (4/30)
- Usher feat. Pitbull – DJ Got Us Fallin’ in Love (5/31)
- Katy Perry feat. Snoop Dogg – California Gurls (8/8)
Max Martin has collaborated on four of the tracks above, with the exception of Enrique Iglesias “I Like It.”
Posted in Charts, Hot 100, Pop, r’n’b
Tagged Anders Nunstedt, Enrique Iglesias, Katy Perry, Max Martin, Pitbull, RedOne, Snoop Dogg, Taio Cruz, Usher
Robyn holds forte on the Swedish singles chart for a second week running with “Dancing on My Own.” The track has spent nine weeks on the chart and removed Ola from pole position last week. Yolanda Be Cool & DCUP holds at No.2, trailed by Shakira who moves 5-3 with her Soccer World Cup Song. Eminem/Rihanna reach a new peak as “Love the Way You Lie” climbs to No.4. The chart is slow, apart from the fact that Ola quickly loses ground on the chart. His “Overdrive” was No.1 two weeks ago, fell to No.9 last week and ends up at No.54 this week.
Usher’s “DJ Got Us Falling in Love” is the highest new entry at No.54, which also welcomes new entries from Katy Perry (No.33), The Lab Wizard (No.42) and Alexandra Burke (No.57).
- Listen to Usher’s “DJ Got Us Falling in Love” here.
- Listen to Alexandra Burke’s “All Night Long” (feat. Pitbull) here.
- Listen to Robyn’s “Dancing on My Own” here.
- Listen to Ola’s “Overdrive” here.
Posted in Charts, Swedish sales chart
Tagged Alexandra Burke, DCUP, Eminem, Katy Perry, Ola, Pitbull, Rihanna, Robyn, Shakria, The Lab Wizard, Usher, Yolanda Be Cool
Lady Gaga’s acclaimed producer RedOne made the headlines in Sweden as he recently launched the new super group Love Generation. In an interview with evening paper Aftonbladet, RedOne compares the group with Gaga who “was an unknown talent when they first met.” Née Nadir Khayat, 37 year-old RedOne will collaborate on new material on Kylie Minogue’s upcoming album and his merits includes Mary J. Blige, Sugababes, Mika, Usher as well as Michael Jackson.
The five unknown girls of Love Generation is a collaboration with the star producer and talent scouts Peter Swartling and Jonas Johnson. Swartling spent several years as a jury member of Swedish Idol.
RedOne wrote Love Generation’s first single on a Friday, the girls were hand-picked from 500 contestants last Saturday and a single was recorded the day after. 22-year old Charlie Braun admits that she hardly understands what is happening. “I’ve listened to Lady Gaga’s and RedOne’s songs for a year. Suddenly I’m in a studio with this world-known producer. It’s fantastic,” Braun says to Aftonbladet.
Posted in Idol, Pop
Tagged Charlie Braun, Jonas Johnson, Lady Gaga, Love Generation, Mary J. Blige, Michael Jackson, Mika, Peter Swartling, RedOne, Sugababes, Usher
Canadian singer Justin Bieber was born in March 1994 and immediately became Usher’s protegé upon being discovered by the manager Scooter Braun via YouTube. My World was released in November 2009 as the first part of his debut album. The set has resulted no less than four singles – “One Time,” “One Less Lonely Girl,” “Love Me” and “Favorite Girl.”
‘The second part called My World 2.0 is set to be released in March this year, and the first single “Baby” has already been issued. The track featuring rapper Ludacris and was written and produced by Tricky Stewart, The-Dream and Christina Milian (of “AM to PM” fame). A second single is expected to be “Never Let You Go.” “Baby” will be included on the next WelcheMusic compilation out soon.
Justin Bieber is one of the singer’s on the new version of “We Are the World.”
We’ve already spent hours discussing what the biggest hits of the decade were. WelcheMusic has researched the charts and release schedules to find out what will 2010’s hits be. Listen to it for free via Spotify and make sure follow these tracks as they climb the charts. Alicia Keys has already charted with the second installment of “Empire State of Mind.” Iyaz will issue his debut hit this January and “Replay” has already reached the upper reaches of the Hot 100. Usher’s back with “Hey Daddy” and the Jay-Z rendition of “Forever Young” is destined to become a hit as well.
- Download the playlist here
- Right-click ont the image above to download the cover art
The Rage Against the Machine Facebook campaign didn’t reach the States, which meant that Ke$ha could claim the Billboard Hot 100 top spot without controversy. This means that Jay-Z and Alicia Keys moves 1-2 this week with “Empire State of Mind.”
Last week, Ke$ha only marginally beat Lady Gaga’s “Bad Romance.” As “TiK ToK” now reigns atop, this means that she’s the first female artist to reach the top with a debut single since Lady Gaga’s “Just Dance.” To be totally fair, Ke$ha did already top the charts earlier this year, but her appearance on Flo Rida’s “Right Round” was non-credited. Expect her album Animal to reach stores in January 2010.
As WelcheMusic reported a few days back, it wouldn’t be a surprise if the acoustic version of “Empire State of Mind” would reach the charts. As it turns out, this version does debut at No.55. The highest new entry comes from Eminem, whose “Hell Breaks Loose” comes in at No.29. It features Dr. Dre and was added to the release of Relapse:Refill, a re-issue with bonus tracks. It’s worth mentioning that Usher enters at No.94 with “Hey Daddy (Daddy’s Home).” It’s the second track lifted from the forthcoming album Raymond vs. Raymond. The first one, “Papers,” peaked at a disappointing No.31. Usher hasn’t reached the upper reaches since “Love in this Club” topped the charts in the beginning of 2008. Maybe he should record a duet it with Alicia Keys – remember “My Boo” in 2004…